Beverly Bernhard

Beverly Anne Bernhard, 70, of Monona died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Graveside Service was held Saturday, November 2 at Giard Cemetery, Giard with Pastor Steve Oden as the officiant. A Celebration of Life was also held Saturday, November 2 at New Life Christian Church in Waukon.

Beverly Anne was born November 15, 1948 to Jack and Dorothy Sturgis in Michigan. After her high school graduation, Beverly continued her education, earning her B.A. and M.A in Music Education at Northern Michigan University.

Beverly was united in marriage with Gregory Alan Bernhard March 8, 1980 at Giard Methodist Church, Giard. Two daughters were born to this union, Molly and Suzanne. Beverly taught music at multiple schools throughout her career, including Milwaukee, Elkader and Prairie Catholic. Beverly loved music of all kinds, especially musical theater and singing with her family.

Beverly is survived by her daughters, Molly (Timothy) Kelley of Waukon and Suzanne (Jim) Howk of Slater; her grandchildren: Olin (11), Azriel “AJ” (10), Evangeline (7), Seraphine (6), Eli (3) and Henry (1-1/2); and one sister, Barbara (Chuck) Ernst of Inver Grove Heights, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Dorothy Sturgis; and her husband, Gregory, November 3, 2013.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona assisted the family with arrangements.

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